Leigh G. Barcham

Leigh G. Barcham

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email leigh.barcham@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 5438

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

In a time of ever-changing policy and regulation, clients need someone who can help them think around corners. Leigh Barcham provides business-oriented legal and policy solutions to help food and agriculture companies and consumer product manufacturers operate within a heavily regulated market.

Leigh advises on state and federal regulatory issues that may arise throughout the entire food production line. She is experienced in counseling clients in response to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement proceedings, and she regularly collaborates with clients to craft policies and operating procedures to achieve compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

She also guides clients in consumer products industries as they navigate federal advertising and consumer product safety laws and regulations, including helping companies execute product recalls in coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

When she joined our team, Leigh brought with her more than five years of public policy experience. Leigh worked throughout law school at a firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on legislation and federal regulation affecting the energy industry. Prior to law school, she served as a policy analyst for international affairs and climate change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with highest honors, Order of the Coif, 2014

B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, DePauw University, summa cum laude, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Assisted trade associations and businesses to craft comments to regulatory proposals, such as the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food draft guidance.

Represented businesses before the Consumer Product Safety Commission when conducting recalls of consumer products.

Conducted regulatory due diligence review of a food processing company on behalf of a potential buyer.

Provided technical assistance to a client on proposed federal food labeling legislation.

Advised beverage manufacturers on compliance with local sugar-sweetened beverage taxes.

Assisted food manufacturing and retail businesses in preparing internal policies and procedures for compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations.

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